Could your home use a bit of a refresh? By now, many people are ready for a change of scenery, and the holidays are a popular time for a upgrades around the house. With furniture and home furnishings experiencing major delays and backorders right now, it’s the perfect time to try your hand at DIY upholstery.
We’ve rounded up a list of a few of our favorite easy DIY upholstery projects for the home – plus step-by-step tutorials to walk you through your entire project.
Before you get started, it’s important to select the right materials. But how do you pick the right fabric for your upholstery project? There are some key considerations:
Now that you know how to choose the right upholstery fabric, here are some great DIY projects to consider.
Recovering dining chair seats is the perfect DIY upholstery project for beginners because it doesn’t require any actual sewing. And, it’s a huge bang for your buck (and effort). This simple dining chair upholstery tutorial from Blue I Style gives you all the details you need to give your chair seats an upgrade in time for the holidays. Check it out here.
Reupholstering both the seat and back of a chair can be trickier, but it’s still totally possible for a DIYer. A helpful tutorial over at Design Sponge walks you through each step, with detailed images to help guide you. Check out the full tutorial here.
It’s safe to assume that many of our guest rooms have been under-used in 2020. And as they lie empty, many guest rooms have slowly become storage facilities or served double-duty as a home office or playroom.
If your guest room needs to get back in order for holiday guests, a custom bedskirt is the perfect way to achieve a simple upgrade. Not only does it look stylish, but a bedskirt is key for camouflaging the clutter of under-bed storage..
The DIY experts at A Beautiful Mess have a step by step tutorial to create your own DIY bedskirt in an afternoon. Plus, their design uses velcro to make laundering a breeze. They use crisp, white muslin, but you can opt for any upholstery fabric that matches your personal style.
Find the DIY velcro bedskirt tutorial here.
With many people working and learning from home, our spaces have to fill multiple roles. But sometimes we need to divide and conquer.
If you need to clearly define your spaces – or just want a spot to stash some things before holiday guests arrive – an upholstered room divider might be the perfect project.
Because it’s not a high contact surface (unlike dining chairs or a sofa) you can select your upholstery fabric more on appearances than function. This gives you endless ways to inject a bit of color of personality into your space. Check out the full upholstered room divider tutorial here.
Throw pillows are one of the easiest ways to transform a space, and can be swapped out seasonally or whenever you need to mix up the look of your room.
A great upholstery project for beginners, pillows are something anyone with a sewing machine can tackle. There’s a simple video tutorial here on creating zippered pillow covers. You can even add fringe or decorative trim to personalize them.
Need a box pillow or cushion cover? Check out an in-depth video tutorial here.
Nothing beckons you to relax and put your feet up like a plush, overstuffed ottoman. Especially after a big holiday meal!
Plus, an upholstered ottoman can serve as an impromptu serving spot when topped with a tray, or as extra seating for holiday guests.
Now that you have an idea for your next upholstery DIY project, it’s time to round up your supplies. KOVI fabrics has thousands of designer upholstery fabrics to choose from. So you’ll find the textile to fulfill your vision, from luxurious linens to high-performance Crypton fabrics, and microfibers tough enough for the whole family.
Got an idea in mind that needs a professional touch? Here’s what you need to know to find the right upholsterer.
Whether you DIY or go with a pro, be sure to order your upholstery fabric today to allow plenty of time to complete your project before the holidays!